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Sculptor Constellation

Sculptor (Pronounciation:Skulp-tor, Abbrev:Scl, Latin:Sculptoris) is a constellation, one of 88 constellations that the night sky is divided into. The sky is not divided up equally between the constellations. Sculptor takes up 474.764 sq. degrees of the night sky which equates to 1.15% of the night sky. The constellation gets its name as it name means The Sculptor . It was not one of the original constellations that had been devised by Ptolemy, instead it was created by Abbé Nicolas Louis de Lacaille years later.

Sculptor is not a member of the Zodiac group of twelve constellations that appear when the Sun sets. Sculptor is a southern hemispheric constellation which means it can't be seen easily or at all from the northern hemisphere.

The brightest star in Sculptor is Alpha Sculptoris. There are 3 Extrasolar Planets (Exoplanets) in this constellation that are detailed on this site.

There is no Greek Legend behind this constellation. It was created by Abbé Nicolas Louis de Lacaille to fill in the voids in the astronomical charts.

There are no major meteor showers that radiate from within this constellation.

Sculptor Facts


NameSculptor
AbbreviationScl
Is a Zodiac Sign No
Brightest StarAlpha Sculptoris
Area474.764 sq. deg.
Percentage of Night Sky1.15%
Size Position36th
Hemisphere Southern
Site Exoplanet Count3
Meteor Shower Count1
Bordering / Neighbouring / Surrounding ConstellationsCetus
Aquarius
Piscis Austrinus
Grus
Phoenix
Fornax

Sculptor Constellation Map


Sculptor Constellation Star Map

The map was generated using Night Vision, an awesome free application by Brian Simpson.

List of Stars with Exoplanets in Sculptor


StarDistance (Lt. Yrs.)Exoplanet CountDeclinationRight Ascension
HD 4113143.681-37d 58` 56.500h 43m 12.56
HD 4208105.591-26d 30` 57.800h 44m 26.45
HD 9578187.021-38d 14` 41.701h 33m 17.17

List of Named Stars in Sculptor without Extrasolar Planets

As there's so many stars in the cosmos, not all the stars are listed here. The site has lots of stars not listed so if your star isn't listed and you know the Henry Draper or Hipparcos ID, type https://www.universeguide.com/star/ then followed by the HIPNNNNNN or HDNNNN where NNNNN is the number part of the name. The stars that I do list have either a traditional name, a bayer or other classification name.

StarDistance (Lt. Yrs.)DeclinationRight Ascension
AI Sculptoris226.35-37d 51` 23.101h 12m 45.37
AL Sculptoris883.91-31d 55` 17.323h 55m 16.57
Alpha Sculptoris776.58-29d 21` 26.900h 58m 36.35
AV Sculptoris563.32-31d 02` 08.800h 23m 12.59
Beta Sculptoris174.05-37d 49` 06.123h 32m 58.19
BU Sculptoris737.93-29d 29` 06.623h 59m 27.90
Delta Sculptoris137.45-28d 07` 48.1 23h 48m 55.48
Epsilon Sculptoris91.70-25d 03` 08.801h 45m 38.65
Eta Sculptoris451.75-33d 00` 25.400h 27m 55.71
Gamma Sculptoris182.21-32d 31` 54.623h 18m 49.43
Gliese 114.16-37d 21` 06.100h 05m 20.29
Iota Sculptoris330.46-28d 58` 52.700h 21m 31.18
Kappa Sculptoris252.64-27d 59` 16.500h 09m 21.02
Kappa Sculptoris B793.58-27d 47` 59.200h 11m 34.42
Lambda1 Sculptoris473.39-38d 27` 48.500h 42m 42.89
Lambda2 Sculptoris338.70-38d 25` 19.100h 44m 11.92
Mu Sculptoris291.74-32d 04` 22.823h 40m 38.21
Pi Sculptoris214.86-32d 19` 36.701h 42m 08.65
R Sculptoris867.46-32d 32` 35.201h 26m 58.10
S Sculptoris1098.19-32d 02` 43.000h 15m 22.24
Sigma Sculptoris232.31-31d 33` 07.401h 02m 26.38
Tau Sculptoris226.19-29d 54` 26.801h 36m 08.43
Theta Sculptoris69.40-35d 08` 00.200h 11m 43.89
Xi Sculptoris513.64-38d 54` 59.901h 01m 18.23
Z Sculptoris130.99-33d 57` 40.300h 39m 57.59
Zeta Sculptoris502.56-29d 43` 13.600h 02m 19.91



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